University of Surrey

University of Surrey

English Literature

**Why choose this course** In a world of information overload and 'alternative facts', the ability to read between the lines is more valuable than ever. Studying English literature equips you with the skills to do this. Our MA English Literature will further enhance your ability to analyse words and literary forms, while also deepening your knowledge of literary periods and movements, important authors and texts. At Surrey you'll benefit from the expertise of literary-studies academics who are leaders in their fields and who will inspire you to extend your understanding of literary theory, genre, and literary history, introducing you to a variety of up-to-date approaches to literary study. **What you will study** Building on your existing knowledge, this course will advance your understanding of literary theory, sharpen your academic writing and add authority to your critical voice. We'll equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to start debating pressing questions about how notions of literary value change over time, how literature responds to and shapes social change, and how innovations in publishing have transformed writing. If you aspire to go on to doctoral research, this course is ideal for you. The course is also a great choice if you're looking for a broad overview of Anglophone culture or you want to develop an impressive level of knowledge within a particular field of literature.

Entry requirements

MA: A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree in English Literature, History, or Philosophy, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We may also ask you to attend an interview or provide a sample of written work. We might also consider you if you have another degree subject on a case-by-case basis. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 7.0 in Writing and 6.0 in each other element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. FULL-TIME Year 1 (full-time) ENGLISH LITERATURE DISSERTATION - Compulsory 21ST-CENTURY LITERARY STUDIES: THEORIES, METHODOLOGIES AND APPROACHES - Compulsory GEOGRAPHIES OF NATION AND EMPIRE: THE VICTORIAN NOVEL 1850 - 1890 - Optional ISSUES IN LITERARY TRANSLATION - Optional MAGIC, MYSTICISM, AND MODERNITY - Optional NARRATIVE AND THE BODY - Optional OPEN WRITING I - Optional ORGANISATIONS AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION - Optional RESEARCH AND WRITING SKILLS - Compulsory SCREENWRITING - Optional CHILDRENS LITERATURE - Optional IDENTITY: MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION IN PRACTICE - Optional LITERARY SCHOLARSHIP AND CREATIVITY - Compulsory OPEN WRITING II - Optional REALISM AND ITS CRITICS - Optional THE AGE OF CHIVALRY: MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN ROMANCE - Optional WRITING SHAMANISM - LITERATURE AND VISUAL MEDIA - Optional WRITING THE VICTORIANS: NEO-VICTORIANISM IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE - Optional Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7 Students choose four of the listed optional modules (two in each semester) PART-TIME Year 1 (part-time) 21ST-CENTURY LITERARY STUDIES: THEORIES, METHODOLOGIES AND APPROACHES - Compulsory GEOGRAPHIES OF NATION AND EMPIRE: THE VICTORIAN NOVEL 1850 - 1890 - Optional ISSUES IN LITERARY TRANSLATION - Optional MAGIC, MYSTICISM, AND MODERNITY - Optional NARRATIVE AND THE BODY - Optional OPEN WRITING I - Optional ORGANISATIONS AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION - Optional RESEARCH AND WRITING SKILLS - Compulsory SCREENWRITING - Optional CHILDRENS LITERATURE - Optional IDENTITY: MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION IN PRACTICE - Optional LITERARY SCHOLARSHIP AND CREATIVITY - Compulsory OPEN WRITING II - Optional REALISM AND ITS CRITICS - Optional THE AGE OF CHIVALRY: MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN ROMANCE - Optional WRITING SHAMANISM - LITERATURE AND VISUAL MEDIA - Optional WRITING THE VICTORIANS: NEO-VICTORIANISM IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE - Optional Year 2 (part-time) ENGLISH LITERATURE DISSERTATION - Compulsory 21ST-CENTURY LITERARY STUDIES: THEORIES, METHODOLOGIES AND APPROACHES - Compulsory GEOGRAPHIES OF NATION AND EMPIRE: THE VICTORIAN NOVEL 1850 - 1890 - Optional ISSUES IN LITERARY TRANSLATION - Optional MAGIC, MYSTICISM, AND MODERNITY - Optional NARRATIVE AND THE BODY - Optional OPEN WRITING I - Optional ORGANISATIONS AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION - Optional RESEARCH AND WRITING SKILLS - Compulsory SCREENWRITING - Optional CHILDRENS LITERATURE - Optional IDENTITY: MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION IN PRACTICE - Optional LITERARY SCHOLARSHIP AND CREATIVITY - Compulsory OPEN WRITING II - Optional REALISM AND ITS CRITICS - Optional THE AGE OF CHIVALRY: MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN ROMANCE - Optional WRITING SHAMANISM - LITERATURE AND VISUAL MEDIA - Optional WRITING THE VICTORIANS: NEO-VICTORIANISM IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE - Optional

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 - 24 Months

Campus details

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Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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